Castillo Caribe – Ocean Front Estate

Detailed Feature List

The Great Room

An extraordinary 5,000 sq ft, 50’ high, luxurious living space split over 3 levels.

6 Chandeliers, 2 grand staircases, indoor trees and flowers, huge plush sofas, dramatic woven ceiling, beautiful stone walls, polished and honed Jerusalem Gold floors, enormous windows and drapes all decorated with antiques from around the world.

Play the grand piano… or listen to it play itself. Enjoy Christmas around a stunning 15’ tree. Listen to music through the 6.2 sound system. Host a cocktail party or a banquet.

Or just lie back on the daybed and enjoy the unrivalled views of the Caribbean Sea.

Wine Cellar

Entertain 14 friends in the elegant Dining Room surrounded by antique urns and crystal chandeliers and views of the sea.

Host a banquet for over 100 guests in the Great Room.

Eat al fresco on the Patio whilst listening to the sounds of gently breaking waves.

Enjoy a glass of wine from the 400 bottle wine room.

Have breakfast in the kitchen watching the sun rise over the Caribbean Sea.

Listen to music wherever you choose to dine.

Not just a bedroom, a suite

2 Master Suites in contrasting styles: one Balinese, one classic European elegance.

2 Children’s Suites
1 Teenager’s Suite
2 Guest Suites
1 Staff Suite

All suites have bathrooms with shower or bath. Most have walk-in closets and balconies.

Bathrooms

8 ensuite bathrooms
Powder rooms on every floor
Guest shower rooms near pool and tennis court
Steam shower room in Spa
Kohler and Hansgrohe fixtures
Beautiful hand-carved onyx, granite and sandstone vessel sinks throughout
Marble tiles, granite countertops, custom vanities

In home spa & so much more

Watch a Bluray on the 120” screen whilst lying on a 5’ deep sofa or relaxing in the massage chair.

Sip a Mojito in the Cuban-style Courtyard

Have a manicure or pedicure in the Spa

Take a sauna or a steam shower

Enjoy a massage

Revitalise with a microdermabrasion

Sunsets, relaxation & enjoyment

Watch the sun go down and the moon come up over the Caribbean Sea Lie in a hammock on the beach

Have a drink in the Moroccan bar Watch your favourite sport on the 52” LCD TV Play a game of pool Slip down the slide for a refreshing dip Soak in the hot tub hidden deep in the grotto.

Get a tan on the beach or enjoy the shade of the cabana

His Study

Mahogany panelled walls
Alabaster chandelier
Chinese rosewood desk with leather insertsand built in filing cabinet
Built-in shelving and cabinetry
Matchstick blinds and elegant drapery
Deep pile custom carpet
6 Ethernet ports, LCD TV
Sofa, reading chair and ottoman
Views across the Caribbean Sea

Her Study

Elegant linen drapery
Soft floral carpet
Custom-made
Chinese rosewood desk, hobby table, stools and easy chairs
Glass chandelier
Wall art
Multiple Ethernet ports, LCD TV

Not just a basement

The basement play room is 4,000 sq ft in size and comes with a bouncy castle, swingset & slide, ball pit, seesaw, sofas and bean bags.

Upstairs is the kids lounge where they can use a computer, do their homework, watch TV, play Nintendo or just hang out with the many friends they will have.

Then cool off with a quick slide down to the pool.

Fun & Games

US Open Tennis
Full Swing Golf
Cricket Net
Precor Gym
Snooker Table
Tennis Table
Football
Darts
Bocce

Outdoor Areas

Mature gardens
250 feet of pristine white sand beach front
80 trees including numerous tropical fruit
Stucco and coralstone exterior
Sculpture
Tiki torches
Hammocks Cabana

High tech, full control & peace of mind

Castillo Caribe boasts a state-of-the-art Crestron home automation system.

Crestron controls lighting scenes, audio, video, AC, pool & spa, security, drapery, gates and house entry.

There are 9 touchpanels around the house allowing full control of every part of the system.

Master Suite bathrooms, games rooms and the sundeck have audio touchpanels. Any PC can also be used to control the system.

The 11 rooms with a TV each have an identical, easy-to-use remote control that can control everything in your room from the pop up TV cabinet at the foot of your bed to the AC temperature and the lights. Watch any video source or listen to any audio source anywhere with the touch of a button.

Lighting is controlled by Lutron Homeworks allowing simple programming of any scene.

The Crestron control system can easily be accessed remotely over the internet so you can check the security cameras, keep an eye on the humidity and turn off the TV that was accidentally left on when you’re on holiday.

A 1.3TB RAID server holds all stored multimedia as well as backing up networked PCs. Multimedia can easily be played back on any TV

Utilities

1.2kA Generator with 1000 gallon underground diesel tank
UPS battery backup for essential systems
Lightning and surge protection
Crestron Home Automation system
Lutron lighting system
Commercial quality filtered water system
56,000 gallon cistern
Re-circulating hot water system
31 zone chilled water high efficiency AC system
4 large Propane gas tanks
6Mbps dedicated high speed ADSL internet
1 hardwire telephone line, 1 VoIP, more possible

Entertainment

All audio/video sources available housewide
Dishnetworks HD-DVR satellite TV
Weststar HD-DVR local cable TV
PA system
Audiorequest 4 channel MP3 system
400 multi-disk Bluray player
Theatre with 120” screen, 7.2 surround sound
3 CCD JVC projector
11 Sony LCD TVs
22 audio zones

Equipment

Miele ovens, microwave, coffee maker, steam oven
Miele washers and dryers
Subzero fridges, freezers, wine fridges, icemaker
Viking range & ovens
Marvel kegerator
Crestron touchpanels
Kohler, Hansgrohe & Franke fixtures
Full Swing Golf simulator
Thyssen-Krupp 4 floor elevator
Panasonic Digital Hybrid telephone system

Hurricane Protection

The house has been built to meet Miami Dade Cat 5 Hurricane building code

A generator that can fully power the whole house comes on within 10 seconds of a power failure

Generator can be run if necessary during storms by switching air intake from exterior to interior

A UPS battery back up system maintains power to all electronic devices and 1 lighting circuit in each room during generator startup

A 9’ disguised sea wall protects the property, tennis court and sea wall

Ground floor is over 14’ above sea level

Stone wall on verandahs provides protection to 17’ above sea level

Basement is fully tanked with solid poured concrete walls

Only entrance from outside is via a submarine door

House is capable of de-watering itself in the event of a flood

A 56,000 gallon cistern collects water that is used for irrigation

With a commercial grade water filtration system, cistern water can provide potable water to the house in the event of a loss of service

All windows and doors are hurricane resistant

Monier roof tiles have been double-bolted and glued to the roof

Great Room has a structural steel roof

Other roofs have wooden trusses attached to the structure with hurricane straps

Great Room window has additional removable hurricane shutters providing protection to 22’ above sea level

AC water chiller and satellite dishes are protected behind mansard roof

Electrical room is 25’ above sea level on protected side of house

Security system runs over radio frequencies so not dependent on phone service

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